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Any time you use a search tool, you're really using a discovery engine. If you're finding your information from a curated site, then you're getting your stuff from someone who has already decided what's important (and what's not).
How are you finding out what you need to know? Are you getting the information when you need it? Or have you become accustomed to waiting for your “alert?”
Gathering competitive intelligence is not an option, and most businesses can’t afford to dedicate resources to the function. Understanding the characteristics of a successful CI system can help small and larger businesses become aware of their market and their competitors more efficiently and effectively.
Zack Whittaker of ZDNet reports today about the draft Data Communications Bill that HM the Queen outlined in her annual speech to Parliament. He summarizes, "The draft “Communications Data Bill” is will expand the U.K. government’s Web, email, and call monitoring powers..." including allowing the police, intelligence services and other government departments to have access to its citizens’ Web, email and phone traffic to see every shred of “communication data” collected and stored by ISPs and phone companies which could then be accessed in near-realtime speed by U.K. authorities.
Speaking of knowledge management, I recently discovered that a Department of Homeleand Security document called the "Analyst Desktop Binder" was made public. Among the tidbits in the document was a tiered list of sources the agency finds reliable. Here they are, in original text, but with the formatting changed:
If your job was to look for the asteroid that is going to crash into the planet, ending the Holocene era with a bang, how would you go about finding it? Use a telescope? Or scan a wider area?
There are a lot of great pieces on the techniques and tools of content curation, and almost all of them include some version of do’s and don’ts. Below is a summary of the most important points.
One of the questions I get the most about the Darwin Awareness Engine is how “awareness” differs from “search.”
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